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Groggy

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Feeling groggy right now, but best to do the blog first thing in the morning while I drink my coffee. I had a very intense dream that my dad was alive. In the dream I knew he had died, but I was seeing him clear as day; he was smiling, but did not say anything. I was yelling, "daddy, daddy".

Our parents are always very deep within us.

  
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JEANNE229 8/1/2012 12:11PM

    I miss my "daddy" every day. He was a real FATHER. They are with us somewhere whether we are thinking about it or not.

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JACK714 8/1/2012 9:49AM

    The mind works in mysterious ways. Sometimes it just brings up old memories for us to relive.

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KARENNK8 7/31/2012 1:07PM

    I've had some intense dreams lately. Not about my parents, but I agree. Even when they have been gone so very long, they' re still so close. Those kinds of dreams leave me feeling so strange when I wake up. It sometimes lasts way into the day.

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WALLINMW 7/31/2012 10:30AM

  thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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Slipping Response

Monday, July 30, 2012

I hadn't realized it, but Jeanne is right!!! It is so hard to break bad habits, but so easy to break good habits!!! Why is that?

I will look for the book by David Krichhoff that Karen mentioned.

The blog is a relatively easy habit for me because all my life I have done journals on and off (of course) I can see if a person never ever did one, then it might be hard.

The idea with habits is to link them with something you always do. I always wash my hair in the morning (otherwise it looks terrible). So, while it is drying, I am trying to instill the habit of doing a 10 minute strength exercise. So far, it has been hit or miss, but because of doing this blog, I have a better chance today of doing it.

  
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IAM_HIS2 8/2/2012 9:24AM

    I know you can do it....things take time and bad habits sure do take time to break! emoticon

Hope you keep visiting the Bead Bugs--it's a way to get help without knowing it!! emoticon a lot!!

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KARENNK8 7/30/2012 8:51PM

    If you ever figure that out, let us all know, Carol! I have so many bad habits, and sometimes it feels like almost good ones! I like your idea of tying a good, new habit to something that you always do every day. Come to think of it, I used to do some stretches before getting in the shower, while waiting for the water to warm. I should resurrect that. By the way, I am loving the SP idea of little 10-minute workouts. Brilliant to tie that to your hair drying.

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VINGRAM 7/30/2012 1:34PM

    emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 7/30/2012 10:57AM

    Never give up. Just take it One Day at a Time. Eventually the habit will form.

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slipping.....sliding.....sorry

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Wow, it has been a week since I did the blog, and it is something I love to do every day, and it takes very little time. This just shows how easy it is to slip out of a habit. The fact applies to our eating habits as well. And really applies to exercise habits!!! Big time. You are going along walking two miles every day, the weather gets bad or you get sick, and then suddenly three months have gone by and you are not walking!!!

  
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IAM_HIS2 8/2/2012 9:29AM

    Never, never feel you "have to do" in order to visit this team site--Breading Bugs. We just care about you and love hearing from you.

Carolee, I am not perfect. Some day I get it right, some days I don't, but that doesn't make me more or less important to spark friends. Guess what, we'll love you any way you are.

You will find out that the more you visit with us, the better you'll feel and without knowing it, you will start changing.

Come on back, I miss you. emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 7/30/2012 11:00AM

    Focus on what you will do today! Just take it One Day at a Time.


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JACK714 7/30/2012 10:30AM

    That's my story like so many others. Dieting habits are not really habits that aren't easily broken. You can do it.

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JEANNE229 7/30/2012 9:15AM

    Boy, howdy! Why are good habits so much easier to lose than the bad ones?

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MLH148 7/29/2012 8:29PM

    Today is the day to start a new spark streak. emoticon emoticon

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KARENNK8 7/29/2012 7:22PM

    Yes. I have been walking Petey every day, but so many days I am tempted to tell him we'll have a rest day today! LOL. I've been reading Dave Kirchhoff's book, "Weight Loss Boss" (highly recommended, by the way) and he's all about forming habits and routines, for both meals and exercise. He says that after a while it's just such a habit to do that walk, or go to the gym, or whaever, that you just do it without really thinking about it. Hmm... I'm not sure I've ever gottent quite that far with either exercise or good eating habits, unfortunately. While having a habit formed makes it easier, I still find it REALLY easy to make excuses.

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VINGRAM 7/29/2012 3:29PM

    Or 6 months!! emoticon

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SPARKABELLA13 7/29/2012 10:30AM

    Don't dwell on what you didn't do ... focus on what you will do today!

Keep on keeping on!

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NELLJONES 7/29/2012 10:25AM

    Habits take a long time to acquire but only a second to break.

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PARKERB2 7/29/2012 10:25AM

    I can relate. I'm doing better now tho and hope to continue. emoticon

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Review of Blogs

Friday, July 20, 2012

Monday, November 29, 2010

This is the date of my first blog. I am almost afraid to look up my other ones, because I am actually the same weight now as I was then. However, I do believe I eat better now. I should look at my old trackings. Except I know I was not consistent then as I am now.

  
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KARENNK8 7/29/2012 9:02AM

    I like Lori's comment. Most of us would be steadily gaining weight if we didn't exercise at least some control. Maintaining is something most people who lose weight have a very hard time with... most fail. So just avoiding any weight gain for a year, establishing good, new food and exercise habits... fabulous! Congratulations! emoticon

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MICHIGANLORI 7/21/2012 7:29AM

    I have a different view on this. You could be up 20+ pounds.

Here's to eating more healthy. emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 7/20/2012 11:12PM

    Ah at least you know where you are headed and you will reach your goal.

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NELLJONES 7/20/2012 4:48PM

    Those anniversaries are an eye opener. Here's to being where you want to be one year from today!

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VINGRAM 7/20/2012 10:57AM

    emoticon and happy birthday!!! emoticon

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Walk the walk???

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Am in a hurry. But if you are establishing a habit, it is good to do it even for a short time. Really applies to exercise. Come on, everyone has five minutes. So, if you do not have half an hour, you certainly can do five minutes. I do not have the exercise habit, yet. Like right now, I could easily do the five minutes with Coach Nicole and I am not doing it.

So, right now I am not following my own advice. But at least I did do the blog!!! AND, I AM TRACKING FAITHFULLY!!!

  
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JACK714 7/20/2012 7:49AM

    I don't think you can really develop habits in dieting and exercise. One day missed and you have to start over again. Keep at it.

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SANDYW1945 7/18/2012 1:42PM

    Yes, I know. emoticon. Just 5 minutes can turn into 30. Does for me all the time. The first step and the hardest is starting it up.

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BROWNCOFIDDLER 7/17/2012 5:50PM

    OK...time to walk the walk. You CAN do it!!! Your honesty is great. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VINGRAM 7/17/2012 2:02PM

    emoticonYou're doing better than me if u r tracking! emoticon

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REGILIEH 7/17/2012 1:45PM

    Good luck!

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NWLIFESRC 7/17/2012 1:25PM

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